Tag Archives: Kerra Holt

Ghost Prison Escape – SWBW #6

On our May episode of Star Wars Bookworms we were happy to welcome back Josh Stolte (@jedishua) of the TechnoRetro Dads and Green Justice podcasts as our guest.

At the top of the episode we discussed the announcement of the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels. We are not a Star Wars animation podcast but a new animated series is bound to effect the Expanded Universe in some way and we discussed some of the possibilities.

For our first review we covered the comic volume Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison. We all pretty much agreed that this was one of our favorite comics to come out recently. Dark and gritty with a bunch of surprises… just how I like my comics.

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Knight Errant: The Kerra Holt Story – SWBTF #46

Knight Errant, John Jackson Miller, Kerra Holt, Sith Space, and how many artists it took to bring it all to life, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, sit down to discuss the harrowing trip into the heart of darkness that becomes Kerra Holt’s tale.  So strap in and tighten your crash webbing, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

The hosts layout the stories that build the Knight Errant story. Nathan ponders if Knight Errant could be considered one of the darkest, and most depressing stories of the entire Expanded Universe.

They continue to discuss the art styles used, and how the characters were drawn from issue to issue. Mark likes the fact that the Sith’s history is starting to be explored more and more in the EU.  The setting allows for a darker story than most  story arcs. When the series reached Deluge, drug addiction played into the story, adding an element that hadn’t been seen since Legacy, and Cade Skywalker’s Death Stick addiction. Another Dark Side story brought to you by Dark Horse.

They also discuss John Jackson Miller’s style, and how he threads plots throughout certain series. In fact both felt that Miller still has more story to tell. Perhaps it is too soon to call Knight Errant finished? Your hosts both think so.

In terms of artists, Nathan points out how many different artists were involved with this series, as well as the varying styles from each artist. This isn’t always a good thing; as you will find out.

Nathan also points out that there WAS a model used for Kerra’s likeness back at Celebration V, unlike other works like Dark Empire which seemed to use likenesses such as Bruce Willis. This SHOULD have made Kerra’s look in the comic more concrete, and yet…. it did not.

How well does the Knight Errant novel tie into the comic series and vice-verse? Which arc was best? Which served the overall plot better; the comics, or the book?

They also looked at the covers of the comic series and chose their best and worst of.

Best Cover:
Escape #2

Honorable Mention:
Aflame #3

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You can pre-order Vol. 3 today, available April 23, 2013

 

Once again, your dynamic duo ponder entirely too much errant Knight action in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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2011 Year in Review: The Comics – SWBTF #3

Welcome back to Star Wars Beyond the Films!

On this episode Mark and Nathan discuss the comics and characters from the Star Wars expanded universe in 2011! And also howling wolves, the movie Saw and omnibuses vs omnibi. (I’m only partially kidding.)

They look forward to new series of comics, and enjoyed learning new things about characters.

All sorts of comics get discussed!

How do different art styles affect comics? And a battle between a Hutt and a Jedi!? Do you like Hutts being in the Star Wars universe?

How do tie-in comics and novels affect each other, and the characters and stories involved?

How do characters and your ability to relate to them affect comics?

Should characters fall to the Dark Side, and stay there? Not be redeemed?

Enjoy the episode!

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